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Tablet Information Guide: Home

Student Support Services Emergency iPad Information


                     Did you receive a white iPad from The ACC Student Support Center due to the Covid-19 response?

                     For questions about using your iPad, please contact the Student Services Help Desk:
                     Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am-7pm; Friday, 8am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm

                    Request an iPad for Summer 2020 





                  *If you checked out a black iPad from the ACC Library before the campus closure the tablet is not due until the college re-opens.* 

                  For more information, email us today! 

If you received a black iPad as part of a specific Spring semester course, the tablet is due back at the end of the semester.*

For more information, contact the instructor of your iPad course.

*Information on how to return your Spring semester course iPad will be provided at a later date.

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Tablet FAQs

What is a tablet?

A tablet is a mobile computing device that works with applications that can be downloaded to the device.

What type of tablet is available at Austin Community College libraries?

All ACC Libraries have a limited number of Apple iPads available for checkout.

How do I reserve a tablet?

Tablets are available on a first come-first served basis.

How will I know when a tablet is available?

You can check the ACC Library Catalog for availability status.

How long can I keep a tablet?

Tablets can be checked out for two weeks with two in-person renewal allowed (pending review of availability).

Can I checkout more than one tablet at a time?

No, only one tablet (of any kind) can be checked out at a time.

Where do I pick-up/return the tablet?

The tablet must be checked out from and returned to the same library.

Can tablets be sent from one library to another?

No, tablets must remain at their designated locations.

What happens if the tablet is damaged or lost?

Library staff will determine the extent of the damage and will assess replacement costs as well as any other fees.  ACC Libraries does not repair tablets.

What can I read on the tablet?

Tablets can be used to read e-books, e-textbooks, as well as magazines and other digitized media.

How do I use the tablet?

Instructions are available on how to download e-books and get started with the tablet.

What if the battery runs down while I have the tablet checked out?

Both a wall plug and usb cable are provided at check-out to ensure that the device can be charged if needed.

Can I load my own e-books/apps/music/images on the tablet?

Yes, you are welcome to load your own content on the tablet, but that content will be deleted once you return the tablet.

Can I read the library’s e-books on my own personal device?

Yes, you can download and read ACC Library e-books on your own tablet. Some devices may not be compatible.

Where do I find more information on using a tablet?

The Tablet Service Information Guide ( is your best source of information on using our tablets. Library reference staffs at all locations are also available to assist you with the devices.

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How do I find e-books in the ACC Libraries?

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